China's official PMI tips to 49.8, up from August's 49.2 but missing expectations of 50.1 - and...

|By:, SA News Editor

China's official PMI tips to 49.8, up from August's 49.2 but missing expectations of 50.1 - and still below 50. The number largely matches HSBC's read in showing still-deteriorating manufacturing activity in the country.